Radiology has been transformed by new imaging advances and a greater demand for imaging, along with a much lower tolerance for error as part of the Quality & Safety revolution in healthcare. With a greater emphasis on patient safety and quality in imaging practice, imaging specialists are increasingly charged with ensuring patient safety and demonstrating that everything done for patients in their care meets the highest quality and safety standards.
This book offers practical guidance on understanding, creating, and implementing quality management programs in Radiology. Chapters are comprehensive, detailed, and organized into three sections: Core Concepts, Management Concepts, and Educational & Special Concepts.
Discussions are applicable to all practice settings: community hospitals, private practice, academic radiology, and government/military practice, as well as to those preparing for the quality and safety questions on the American Board of Radiology’s “Maintenance of Certification” or initial Board Certification Examinations. Bringing together the various elements that comprise the quality and safety agenda for Radiology, this book serves as a thorough roadmap and resource for radiologists, technicians, and radiology managers and administrators.
About the Author
Hani H. Abujudeh, MD, is Director of Quality Assurance, Department of Radiology, at Massachusetts General Hospital and Associate Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts.
Michael A. Bruno, MD, is Professor of Radiology and Medicine and Director of Quality Services and Patient Safety, Department of Radiology, at Penn State Hershey College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania.